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S.T.E.A.M for Kids – 11/19 at 5:30 P.M.

Children, preschool through sixth grade, join us at the Valatie Free Library from 5:30 – 6: 30 p.m. on Monday, November 19th as we read Rosie Revere Engineer, and put our design skills to the test.  Choose from an array of materials to make your engineering ideas come to life!  Registration is appreciated, but if you decide that you can make it at the last minute, feel free to join us in this maker-space program.

Thank You!

Thank you to all who voted yes on the Valatie Free Library Proposition yesterday.  The Staff and Board of Trustees appreciate your support.

Name Our Friend!

The next time you are in the Valatie Free Library, check out the southwest corner of the new room.  Meet our new friend donated by the Joseph family.  He joins the painting in the children’s area also donated by the Joseph family.  We invite children who visit the Library to suggest names for this beautiful giraffe from now through the Christmas holidays. A panel of library trustees will decide on the winning name which will be announced on Saturday, December 29th.  So, kids, what name do you think fits the giraffe?  Place a name on one of the paper giraffes at the Circulation Desk.  Vote once or several times if you wish.   Help us start the new year with a new name for our giraffe!  Thank you to the Joseph family for the two giraffes and for the naming opportunity for kids.

Junior Book Club – Thursday, October 25th

Place:  Valatie Free Library, 1036 Kinderhook Street / Valatie
Date and Time:  Thursday, October 25th 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Purpose:  Read & Discuss, The Magician’s Nephew /Plan Future Meeting Dates and Times/
Choose Future Books

Kids in Grades 4 through 6:  Join us to start a book club at the Valatie Free Library.  Read amazing books that you choose.  Have fun talking about them with Mrs. Ouimet.  The first meeting is Thursday, October 25th.  Plan to join us for an hour.

Thank You Assemblyman Ashby

Children and adults enjoyed listening to Assemblyman Jake Ashby read Shel Silverstein’s A Giraffe and a Half last Saturday, October 13 at the Valatie Free Library.  A great book choice!  Thank you, Assemblyman, and thanks to the children who helped with the reading!

Reading with our Assemblyman, Jake Ashby, Sat. Oct. 13

Join us at the Library on Saturday, October 13 at 10:00 a.m. for reading and a craft with New York State Assemblyman Jake Ashby.   He will be reading A Giraffe and a Half  by Shel Silverstein and have a giraffe art craft.  Mr. Ashby is very interested in enhancing reading programs in our libraries and schools and has co-sponsored the Reading Rocks program.  Adults and children are invited to join us to meet Assemblyman Jake Ashby and to enjoy breakfast too.  

Donuts & Apple Juice with Amy & Deborah 10/6

Visit the Library on Saturday, October 6 between 11 and 1 for Donuts and Apple Juice with children’s authors, Amy DeWeerd and Deborah Spaulding.  Learn how and why they wrote their books, How a Mother Loves by Amy Deweerd, and How Do You Do, Kazoo, the ‘Roo? by Deborah Spaulding.  Listen to the stories and have breakfast.  Books will be available for purchase and signing by the authors.  For preschoolers and early elementary school children, older siblings and parents/caregivers.   Don’t miss the wonderful stories and the delicious donuts and apple juice.  Coffee will be available for adults

Pinch Pots with Nancy Kohler – 10 / 5

 

Make a pinch pot using self-drying clay suitable for a small plant, dried flowers or other decoration.  It’s easy  and fun.  Learn some facts about pinch pots.  Workshop starts at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, October 5.  Call the Library to register so that we have enough clay.

Coding Is Back – Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 5 P.M.

Join us on Tuesday, October 2nd at 5 p.m. when ICC graduate Habib returns to conduct another coding class.  We welcome kids from the summer workshop as well as newcomers.  Solve computer puzzles using blocks of code; advance through more and more challenging levels.  It’s fun!  Call the Library for more information and/or to register.  

This Week’s Events – Oct. 1 – 6

The following events will take place this week at the Valatie Free Library.  Join us!

Tuesday, October 2:  
Story  Hour at 10:30 a.m. – for  preschoolers and siblings
Coding with 2018 ICC grad, Habib at 5 p.m. for kids 7 and older.  Solve computer puzzles using computer code instructions.

Friday, October 5:
Pinch Pots with Nancy Kohler at 6:30 p.m. for adults and teens.  Make a pinch pot, suitable for dried flowers or other decoration.  It’s easy  and fun.

Saturday, October 6
Donuts and Apple Juice with children’s authors, Amy DeWeerd and Deborah Spaulding.  Learn how and why they wrote their books, How a Mother Loves by Amy Deweerd, and How Do You Do, Kazoo, the ‘Roo? by Deborah Spaulding.  Listen to the stories and have breakfast.  Books will be available for purchase and signing by the authors.  For preschoolers and early elementary school children, older siblings and parents/caregivers.

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